Same-o Same-o

Well from my reader I am finding the usual slow down that happens this time of the year now days.  I guess many are out and about shopping and spending time with live friends and family.

There are so many movies on that play on the ground hog day theme. Where the main character find themselves reliving one day over and over and over . … again. Eventually they figure out what they must to do to correct the timeline and end the perpetual do loop they are stuck in.

In real life we can learn from our mistakes, perhaps choose to become a better person but we do not get a do over. The mistakes I have made though the years are still there. Gosh it would be so awesome to get to go back and fix something’s but then again how would that alter who and where I am today? Ummm

Then I find many post where the main topic is lists. The evil to do lists with different spins on the subject.  From if only I could remember where I left the list to how wonderful it is to work down my list. Really? The spirit of the season has been relegated to lists?  Yes, I remember my parents and grandparents planning out the big meal. They did make a shopping list so hopefully they had all the proper ingredients on hand. My brother and I made Santa a list and eventually we figured out that it was more to help our distant relatives . … but I do not remember all the stress over these lists.  Guess I led a sheltered life.

Maybe I look at it all differently now. I can not just jump in the car and fight the holiday crowds. I really do not give a rats arse if I get a super duper present nor do I really have the money to buy someone else one.  While old friends hold party after party each year my invitations become less and less as I save my energy for Christmas day.  And so it goes.

Online acquaintances are a different deal.  Many just disappear this time of the year and some reappear.  I really do not have many folks I converse with daily.  The evil empire makes sure I am home alone most days so I am getting fairly good at entertaining myself.  Once in a while someone hollers road trip or has time to go somewhere.  So I guess that is why I post some of pics I took? as it is usually the only time I got out and about.  We all can only post what we know or what is going on in our lives.

Ground Hog Day anyone? Repeat?



  1. i love your photos… and i’m so glad that you post them, and that you share what you know…even if it is ground hog day-ish… i wish that it was easier for you to get out and about… i so wish that your world was larger than your home ….

    i don’t do holiday lists… don’t think i ever did… i however, do have lists for every other freakin aspect of my life it seems ha! i don’t think i stress on them so much, and i pretty much find it funny that i’ve spent time trying to keep track of things i need to remember only to forget where i wrote them down lol

    oh well

    • Ha ha I forgot about you post on losing lists – post-its I tell you! Then you will have a colorful bunch of paper sticking around :). I think maybe it is the stressing over the lists in the negative. The self imposed judgmental stuff.

      It has been fun trying to shoot the birds – wish I had a longer lens – but as they say if the lens is not long enough move closer. Kind of hard to do with the restricted areas though. Once the holiday shopping mobs dissipate I will be able to drive a bit more I hope.

  2. Yep, it’s a busy time of year alright. I personally gave up lists recently. I was a veteran list maker, but now I have tons of time to do whatever needs to get done, or don’t even bother doing half the stuff.

    I love Christmas and (mostly) all that goes with it. The family gatherings have been a bit fatiguing, so I don’t stay long…a pop in, hello seasonings greetings, gotta go visit. They don’t understand why I am no longer the life of the party.

    I spend my days alone as well, but I don’t mind too much anymore. I am settling in to a “routine”. Not working has been the hardest adjustment for me. Funny, some family members have been telling me how great it must be to be “retired”…ya…it’s swell 🙁

    I love looking at your photos, this group is pretty terrific! I wish I could take road trips like yours!

    • Yes, everyone is busy, busy this time of the year. It is hard and I have mostly given up trying to explain why I am not the entertaining clown I used to be. I so dislike the how super it must be to be “retired”, “live the life of reilly”, etc. … also.

      I am luck to live so close to many wildlife areas and that my friend Mikey(Michelle) and KRP enjoy going places and are great at understanding and supporting me.

  3. I wish my DH would occasionally say, “Road Trip!” But that’s never happened, and I’d be a fool if I ever thought it will. Road trip don’t have to be long, or expensive — but try telling him that… sigh.

    You’re really lucky to have such a nice place to go to take pictures. I think you’re getting better.

      • Webster, Webster, Webster, as I explained in the last post with all the new updates in WordPress it is just too much to keep the avatars going. You can always sign up for a free gravatar.

    • Thank you for thinking I am getting better. The birds are harder to capture than I thought – they just keep flying away! I am lucky to have KRP’s support and a few good friends that tolerate me.

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